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Box Office Report for the Week - 18 Mar 2011
  ´Tanu Weds Manu´ Marches On ; ´7 Khoon Maaf´ & ´Patiala House´ Hang On!
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In the absence of any new release, it is `Tanu Weds Manu` that moves from strength to strength. The older releases like `7 Khoon Maaf` and `Patiala House` are still running in the cinemas as there are no new films!

 Yeh Faasley  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.30 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 0.30 crore
The audience kept a distance from the only significant release of last to last week, `Yeh Faasley`.


 Tanu Weds Manu  Verdict: Semi-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs.8.75 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 27.50 crore ; UK £77,000 ; US$205,000
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 401 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Anand Rai  Producer: Sanjay Singh Films
 Music: Krsna  Lyrics: Raj Shekhar
 Starring: R Madhavan, Kangana Ranaut, Jimmy Shergill, Deepak Dobriyal, Swara Bhasker, Ejaaz Khan, Navni Parihar, K K Raina, Rajendra Gupta and Ravi Kishan
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: General
Meanwhile `Tanu Weds Manu` continues its merry run at the ticket window. The film has also done decently in the Overseas.

 7 Khoon Maaf  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.25 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 19.25 crore ; UK£92,000 ; US$270,000
 PB Rating: 4.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Vishal Bhardwaj  Producer: Ronnie Screwvala and Vishal Bhardwaj
 Music: Vishal Bhardwaj  Lyrics: Gulzar
 Starring: Priyanka Chopra, Neil Nitin Mukesh, John Abraham, Irrfan Khan, Aleksandr Dyachenko, Annu Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Vivaan Shah
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Moving on, Vishal Bhardwaj’s `7 Khoon Maaf` continues to tumble but stays in the cinemas. The film has also failed in the Overseas.

 Patiala House  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.85 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 32.35 crore ; UK£ 692,000 ; US$645,000
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Nikhil Advani  Producer: Bhushan Kumar, Mukesh Talreja
 Music: Shankar Ehsaan Loy  Lyrics: Anvita Dutt Guptan
 Starring: Rishi Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia, Akshay Kumar, Anushka Sharma, Tinnu Anand, Soni Razdan, Prem Chopra, Masood Akhtar, Armaan Kirmani, Hard Kaur, Usmaan Qureshi and Devansh Daswani.
 Genre: Social  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Concluding yet again with Nikhil Advani’s `Patiala House`, the low end numbers continue to trickle in due to the absence of any new release. The film has under-performed in the Overseas, but is better in the UK.

 Yeh Saali Zindagi  Verdict: Below average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.15 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 11.40 crore
A few prints of Sudhir Mishra`s `Yeh Saali Zindagi` are still in circulation due to the paucity of new films.

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